The mission of The Girls Empowerment Workshop is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and INSPIRE teens by raising awareness, developing communication skills, and cultivating self respect. It is easy to tell girls “Be strong” “You are beautiful” “You are capable” “Don’t do this…” “Do this…” “Don’t worry about that” “Who cares what others think”… etc. What is missing much of the time is
the mission to instill self worth. How do we raise a girl to feel she is worthy — worthy of good friends, worthy of healthy relationships, worthy of speaking her mind, worthy of being heard, worthy of her dreams, worthy of trying something nobody else has done?
If someone doesn’t feel worthy, they might do something they don’t really want to do, because they don’t have the courage
or strength to say so. They may be coming from a place of fear rather than a place of personal love, respect and power. From a place where they are not afraid to walk alone.
The Girls Empowerment Workshop works to teach girls that they are valuable and have a voice. By giving them information and resources along with the tools to use what they learn. When girls feel confident about and in their bodies, their intelligence, their worthiness and their sexuality, they have the opportunity to go into the world and fully express themselves — as girls, as women, as humans. If we spend too much time having conversations with ourselves about not being good enough, pretty enough, sexy enough or accepted enough, we are limiting ourselves to what we think the world thinks of us, rather than putting forth what we think of ourselves, what we find important, what we want to contribute to the world.
Everyone has something important to share, and if that beautiful energy is wasted with feelings and thoughts of worthlessness, then the world never gets to see it, and a girl misses out on what it feels like to be a fully expressed, strong, free, worthy and capable human being.